FIAT Professional leads the way with new lineup

he new Ducato, Doblò and? Scudo come with new electric engines, revamped design, and innovative and ingenious solutions.

The new Ducato, Doblò and Scudo line-up for 2024 has been significantly renewed: new electric powertrains, new design, new connectivity systems, and next generation ADAS. With more than a century of history, FIAT Professional is a benchmark in the commercial vehicle industry thanks to superior efficiency, the reliability of its models, and ingenuity at the service of customers which is part of the Brand’s DNA and is reflected in a wide range of custom solutions. A pioneer in making technologies more efficient, the brand stands at the forefront of the LCV sector, a position it has held since 1903, within the realm of the e-Mobility Revolution. This is evidenced by the latest generation of Ducato, Doblò and Scudo models which offer innovative, sustainable, and electric solutions for the businesses of the future.

FIAT Professional possesses a dual nature, being a significant presence for both professionals and the leisure world. For the latter, camper vans indeed represent a strategic asset for the Brand, and it has established itself as a cornerstone in the recreational vehicle market. This positioning offers not only commercial and professional security, reliability, practicality, and low TCO, but also exclusivity, technological innovation, and an experiential appeal that resonates with emotions.

New Ducato and E-Ducato: Fit for every mission

Ducato is a winning model which has been available since 1981, marketed in more than 80 countries worldwide, and the best base camper van of the year for sixteen times in a row according to the specialised magazine Promobil. With 40 years of leadership in the industry, the Ducato has undergone constant improvements to stay best in class.

Designed “in house”, the new E-Ducato is the crown jewel of the new range, offering electric with no compromise. Its new 110-kwh battery ensures a best in class zero emission experience thanks to its range of up to 261 miles (WLTP), that makes it a top-performer within its category and offers +30% more than the previous one. It is also offered at a lower price point to improve accessibility and align with the Brand’s mission of being customer centric.

The charging system is also completely new and allows 80% battery charging in as little as 55 minutes. Plus, thanks to the new electric architecture, the E-Ducato also introduces a wide range of new ADAS

The new Ducato maintains its best-in-class cargo load capacity of up to 17 m3 and payload of up to 1,695 kg for the electric version and 2,315 kg for the Diesel version, which has made it one of the best-selling vehicles in its segment. Compared to its competitors, it ensures a better cargo area effectiveness, as it offers over 21 cm more capacity space for the same external length: less footprint outside, more space for business inside. And even with the bulkiest loads, the Ducato provides the highest comfort, precision, and handling in all driving conditions.

The “Eat&Work” seat bench feature, aimed at improving the working lives of professionals and practicality, is a combination of a front table where notebooks or lunch trays can be placed and a rear zone organised with cupholders and storage ports for pens or utensils. The table can rotate towards occupants to ensure maximum comfort.

Technology features improve the quality of life on board: Keyless Entry and Go become standard feature on the electric version– to lock and unlock the cabin and load compartment doors and start the engine without the key; electric parking brake reduces clutter in the cabin and adds convenience; the 10” touch screen and the central 7” full digital cockpit complete the standard equipment of the new E-Ducato.

An extensive line-up of diesel engines offers top performance and durability: 6-speed manual transmission paired with the 140PS power level and new 8-speed automatic transmission in combination with both 140 and 180PS power levels.

Thanks to several aerodynamic improvements, the New Ducato ensures a reduction in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 by up to 5 percent compared to the previous generation. This, without sacrificing the renowned performance of its powertrain capable of delivering up to 450Nm of torque, a best-in-class value in its segment.

New Doblò and E-Doblò: work like you were in the office

Versatile, spacious, and flexible, the new Doblò offers advanced connectivity and technologies to help customers face their daily work challenges with efficiency. The upgraded BEV version now ensures an impressive range of 205 miles (WLTP combined cycle) and fast charge, allowing to recharge 80% of battery capacity in only 30 minutes. The E-Doblò is also available with a heat pump for more efficiency.

Both electric and thermal versions offer a best-in-class payload of up to 1059 kg and come with a highly customisable interior space and top technological features. These include, in the BEV version, the ePTO, a useful electrical socket that allows customers to have the right power for several specific usages, bringing professionals greater performance for their day-to-day work and transforming the Doblò into a real mobile workshop.

The Smartphone Station in the new Doblò is also a key innovation, allowing the driver to control all infotainment devices using steering wheel buttons or voice commands. Another feature is the 10” Radio Touch, which improves the driving experience when paired with a rearview camera. Additionally, the new 10” Uconnect color touchscreen radio enhances infotainment quality, featuring an integrated navigation system for points of interest. It’s compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™, along with a customizable 10” full-color digital display.

The BEV version also includes paddles for selecting regenerative braking, with three levels for customer preference. Three driving modes—Normal, Eco, and Power—enhance the performance of the new E-Doblò.

In terms of safety, the primary advancement lies in the Magic Mirror, the dynamic surround vision which now features new design and a new enlarged vision zone, ensuring better visibility than a car. Thanks to a set of different cameras, the Magic Mirror allow customers to see both the rear and side of their vehicle, including blind spots. A cutting-edge feature that enables the driver to execute maneuvers with enhanced safety and perfectly represents the product ingenuity which has always been part of the Brand’s DNA. A full array of standard ADAS completes the Doblò safety equipment to provide the best comfortable and safe journey.

New Scudo and E-Scudo: the perfect size to go anywhere

Still retaining the robustness, versatility and driving pleasure that have made it a benchmark among professionals, the new Scudo now comes with a revamped design, improved efficiency, state-of-the-art connectivity, and more sophisticated driving aids. The new E-Scudo is a modern and unstoppable vehicle thanks to the 100% electric powertrain that offers a best-in-class electric range of up to 217 miles (WLTP mixed cycle) and a smoother and more responsive driving experience.

The new Scudo offers space and cabin management solutions designed exclusively to put professionals in the best working conditions. The state-of-the-art system for loading bulky materials highlights the unique versatility of the model: with Magic Cargo functionality, professionals can extend the loading area up to 3.67 m in the standard version and a maximum of 4.02 m in the Maxi version.

Thanks to its compactness and comfortable driving position the new Scudo feels as comfortable as a car, allowing customers to have a stress-free workday, even on longer journeys. Despite the compactness of the vehicle’s exterior, the available Cargo volume of up to 6.3m³ is incredibly large, with up to 1,001 kg of payload for electric and up to 1,446 kg of payload for thermal versions. Plus, its compact size makes the Scudo the ideal partner to move freely in city centre and, with a height of only 190 cm, fit in any parking garage.

In terms of safety, it is equipped with a full array of standard ADAS aimed at ensuring the utmost ease and safety during the journey. The new FIAT Professional Scudo also features new connectivity and infotainment features that are essential to help professionals to better face the day-to-day challenges of their work.

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